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The 2016 Rio Olympic Games Draw to a Close: Pictures

Serbia

Falsely labeled pills found at Prince's estate contained a drug 50 times more powerful than heroin, official says

Some of the pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said.<p>The official, who spoke to the Associated Press on Sunday on …

Biomedicine

'Good Morning America' host Amy Robach apologizes for using racial slur

<i>Good Morning America</i> host Amy Robach has apologized for using an outdated racial term on-air Monday morning.<p>During a segment about Zendaya’s rumored …

Clinton emails recovered by FBI to be released just before election day

State department lawyers say they expect to make nearly 15,000 emails public in batches starting three weeks before election<p>Nearly 15,000 emails recovered by the FBI from the private server used by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state are set to be made public just before the …

Gene-modified soil bacteria promise eco-friendly computing

You normally need non-renewable elements or minerals to create nanowires. However, the US Navy's Office of Naval Research may have a better solution: the life living in the dirt under your feet. Its sponsored researchers have crafted nanowires from genetically modified Geobacter, a bacteria you …

Drone startup Aptonomy introduces the self-flying security guard

Aptonomy Inc. has developed drone technology that could make prison breaks, robberies or malicious intrusions of any kind impossible for mere mortals.<p>Dubbing it a kind of “flying security guard,” the company has built its systems on top of a drone often used by movie-makers, the DJI S-1000+, a …

Drones

NBC's Rio Olympics closing ceremony ratings drop

NBC’s coverage of Sunday’s closing ceremony saw an even a bigger ratings decline than the opening ceremony two weeks prior, compared to the 2012 London Games.<p>Sunday’s prime time closing ceremony broadcast drew an 8.8 overnight rating, down from 17 in London, according to Variety. That’s equivalent …

Ryan Lochte ditched by four major sponsors

Four major sponsors of Ryan Lochte walked away from the disgraced U.S. swimmer on Monday.<p>Speedo, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Gentle Hair Removal and mattress maker Airweave all said they would be cutting ties with Lochte after the swimmer admitted to lying about being robbed at gunpoint while in …

Macy's

Texas judge temporarily blocks Obama's transgender directive on school bathrooms

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration from enforcing new guidelines that would allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identity.<p>Reed O'Connor, a district judge in Fort Worth, sided with Texas and 12 other states in …

Erdogan: ISIS prime suspect in deadly Turkish wedding blast

<b>Gaziantep, Turkey (CNN) —</b> Hakki Okur's family was searching hospitals for him Sunday morning after an explosion at a Kurdish wedding in Turkey killed at least 53 people.<p>The 14-year-old boy's sister had last seen him running away after a small explosion at 11 p.m. Saturday, said his cousin Mesut …

Trump denies 'flip-flopping' on immigration

The Republican nominee is on the defensive after claims he's softening his hard-line stances.<p>Donald Trump and his surrogates on Monday pushed back against the idea that the Republican presidential nominee is softening his hard-line positions on immigration, with Trump himself insisting there has …

Kanye West's weekend pop-up stores in NYC, 20 other cities

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West fans waited in line overnight in lower Manhattan on Friday for the chance to buy pieces from a new clothing line centered …

Zika Speads in Florida, Infects 5 in Miami Beach

Zika is now spreading in two places in Florida — in Miami Beach as well as an area north of Miami, Governor Rick Scott confirmed Friday. He said five people have been infected by Zika locally in Miami Beach, including three tourists.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new travel …

Public Health

Touring flooding, Trump moves ahead with campaign turnaround

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on …

Report: Clinton told FBI Powell advised use of private email

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton told the FBI that her predecessor Colin Powell recommended that she use a private email account during her tenure as Secretary of State, according to a new report.<p>The New York Times reported on the revelation Thursday, based on notes from Clinton's interview with the FBI …

Government

Roger Ailes has resigned from Fox News; Rupert Murdoch will be acting chairman

Rupert Murdoch had long been the staunchest supporter of Fox News chief Roger Ailes. Now he is replacing him in the wake of sexual harassment charges that led to Ailes' abrupt departure.<p>In a move aimed at calming the cable news powerhouse -- and a tacit acknowledgment that there was no obvious …

Sexual Harassment

Twitch Creative streamers to raise funds for kids in need

From July 21st to July 31st, you might come across some Twitch streams raising funds for non-profit org Save the Children. Twitch Creative, the streaming website's portal for artists, has invited broadcasters to take part in its #CreateForKids charity drive for children in need. Interested artists …

Winners and losers from the final night of the Republican National Convention

That's a wrap. The most unpredictable and newsy political convention in at least four decades is in the books. Donald Trump's speech dominated the night, of course, but there was plenty of other fodder, too.<p>My take on the best and the worst from the night that was is below.<p>Winners<p>* <b>Ivanka Trump</b>: …

Donald Trump

10 takeaways from Donald Trump's Republican Convention

<b>Cleveland (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump painted a picture of a dystopian America -- and sold himself as the only one who can fix it.<p>As he accepted the Republican nomination here Thursday night, Trump delivered tough talk, promising to eradicate crime, build a border wall, defeat ISIS, rejuvenate the economy …

How Bernie Sanders Responded to Trump Targeting His Supporters

Newly minted GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump namechecked Bernie Sanders fans during his speech accepting the nomination, seeking their support …

Government

New scan of ocean floor hasn't found any sign of MH370

SYDNEY (AP) -- The new scan of the Indian Ocean floor for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has searched nearly 80,000 square kilometers since January without finding any sign of the plane's wreckage.<p>This comes despite hopes last year that a 25,000 square kilometer area most likely to contain the …

Turkey coup attempt: Lives resume under state of emergency

<b>In the heart of Istanbul, Turkish flags dominate Taksim Square. For five days in a row since the failed coup, people have taken to the streets here to show their support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government.</b><p>On the steps of Gezi Park, which was the epicentre of anti-government …

Trump claims the prize

The billionaire businessman ascends to the top of a divided Republican Party, promising to fix a broken America.<p>CLEVELAND — Exactly 350 days after Donald Trump stood in Quicken Loans Arena at the first presidential debate and refused to endorse the eventual Republican nominee if it wasn't him, he …

3 Things Besides Money You Need to Start a Successful Business

Knowledge and expertise, embodied in a strategic plan, properly executed, can make all the difference for your startup.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past four years I’ve met hundreds of entrepreneurs and worked closely with a number of them. I’ve …

Business Strategy

The Latest: Calls for 2nd referendum crash UK website

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):<p>10:35 p.m.<p>Tens of thousands want a do-over.<p>So many …

Point de presse de François Hollande au sujet du Brexit (Direct du 24.06.16)

¿Qué consecuencias tiene el Brexit para los españoles?

PASAPORTE<p>PIXABAY<p>Por un lado, con la salida de Reino Unido de la Unión Europea, cambiará su política migratoria. Puede que ya no sea posible viajar …

Cuáles son los países a los que más afectará el Brexit

Europa y el mundo entero están pendientes de Reino Unido este viernes, ahora que sus ciudadanos han votado por irse de la Unión Europea.<p>Este …

Young remain voters came out in force, but were outgunned

Guardian analysis shows the higher the median age in an area the higher the turnout – meaning larger numbers of older, leave voters got their way<p>Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has revealed a deep generational and social divide in the country, with younger, metropolitan and …

Why the residents of Barking and Dagenham voted for leave

And why the Mirror group titles soft-pedalled on their support for remain<p>Throughout the EU referendum campaign the newspapers I watched with the greatest interest were the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People.<p>At the same time, I monitored events in the London borough of Barking & Dagenham …